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IN THE CLAIMS: 

Please amend the claims to read as follows: 
Claims 1 to 33 (Canceled). 

34. (Currently amended) A multiple catheter assembly, comprising: 

a first catheter having a first distal end region and a first proximal end region joined 
by a first intermediate section; 

a second catheter having a second distal end region and a second proximal end region 
joined by a second intermediate section; 

first and second extension tube assemblies having first and second distal end portions 
respectively associated with the first and second proximal end regions of the first and second 
catheters; and 

a hub member adapted to be releasably attachable to and around the first and second 
proximal end regions of the first and second catheters distally of the proximal ends thereof, 
after catheter implantation and subcutaneous tunneling and at a site along the first and second 
proximal end regions selectable by the practitioner, such that portions of the proximal end 
regions of the first and second catheters extend through the hub member and proximally 
beyond the proximal end thereof of the hub member, to be connected to respective ones of 
the first and second extension tube assemblies. 

35. (Previously presented) The multiple catheter assembly of claim 34, wherein the cross- 
sectional shapes of the first and second proximal end regions is circular, and the cross- 



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sectional shapes of the first and second distal end portions of the first and second extension 
tubes is circular. 

36. (Previously presented) The multiple catheter assembly of claim 35, wherein the cross- 
sectional shapes of the first and second intermediate sections of the first and second catheters 
is semicircular, and the first and second catheters have transition sections between the 
circular cross-sectional shapes of the first and second proximal and distal end regions and the 
semicircular cross-sectional shapes of the first and second intermediate sections. 

37. (Previously presented) The multiple catheter assembly of claim 36, wherein the first and 
second intermediate sections of the first and second catheters are splittably joined to each 
other. 

38. (Previously presented) The multiple catheter assembly of claim 37, wherein the first and 
second intermediate sections of the first and second catheters are splittably joined to each 
other by adhesive. 



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